Dean's Strategy Council Member
Janet Garvey spent 33 years in the US Foreign Service, retiring at the rank of Minister Counselor. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon from 2007 to 2010 where she instituted a number of programs to fight corruption, promote international security and respond to health crises. Prior to Cameroon, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Budapest where, among other responsibilities, she oversaw the work of the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). Other overseas assignments included Bosnia, Germany, Finland, South Africa and Yugoslavia.
Among her positions in Washington, she served as Deputy Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs where she oversaw media outreach in five languages. From 2010 to 2013, as the Associate Director for International Liaison, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, she represented the State Department as the senior official at a bi-national defense study institute focused in training foreign affairs and security professionals from new democracies. Since retiring from the State Department, she has been a part-time instructor in US foreign policy and diplomatic practice in the College of Professional Studies. She also maintained her Boston connections by working as a diplomatic consultant for the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston in connection with a conference on the European Energy Roadmap. Ambassador Garvey earned her JD/MSFS from Georgetown University.